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Alaska Shasta Daisy Seeds

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Alaska Shasta Daisy Seeds

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Leucanthemum x superbum

 

 

|500 Seeds|

 

 

 

Shasta Daisy is a well-behaved garden hybrid. Alaska is one of the most popular selections, and perhaps the best for colder regions. Flowers are large single white daisies with a yellow eye, showy in the garden and excellent for cutting. Shasta Daisy is the oldest hybridized garden flower in America. Divide plants every 2 to 3 years to maintain vigour. Remove faded flowers to extend blooming. Perennial to USDA Zones 4. Height 23-35 inches with a 18-23 inch spread. These 3-5 inch blooms attract bees and butterflies and make a great cut flower.A three-month burst of pure white, with numerous petals radiating from soft yellow eyes. Under the flowers, a neat backdrop of glistening, deep green foliage. If you want to color them you can add food coloring to your water and then place the fresh cut stems into you vase.

500 Seeds Per Package

How To Grow Shasta Daisy from Seeds.

sow outside: 2 to 4 weeks before average last frost. Sow as late as 2 months before first fall frost. OR start inside: 6 to 8 weeks before average last spring frost.

Seed requires light to germinate. Press into soil surface; do not cover with soil. Keep moist.

Keep the seed moist until germination. Light required. 

 

  • Sow seeds thinly and evenly and cover with 1/8 inch of seed starting formula

  • Keep the soil moist at 70 degrees F

  • Seedlings emerge in 15-21 days

  • As soon as seedlings emerge, provide plenty of light on a sunny windowsill or grow seedlings 3-4 inches beneath fluorescent plant lights turned on 16 hours per day, off for 8 hours at night. Raise the lights as the plants grow taller. Incandescent bulbs will not work for this process because they will get too hot. Most plants require a dark period to grow, do not leave lights on for 24 hours.

  • Seedlings do not need much fertilizer, feed when they are 3-4 weeks old using a starter solution (half strength of a complete indoor houseplant food) according to manufacturer’s directions.

  • If you are growing in small cells, you may need to transplant the seedlings to 3 or 4 inch pots when seedlings have at least 2 pairs of true leaves before transplanting to the garden so they have enough room to develop strong roots

  • Before planting in the garden, seedling plants need to be “hardened off”. Accustom young plants to outdoor conditions by moving them to a sheltered place outside for a week. Be sure to protect them from wind and hot sun at first. If frost threatens at night, cover or bring containers indoors, then take them out again in the morning.  This hardening off process toughens the plant’s cell structure and reduces transplant shock and scalding.

  • Until plants become established, some protection from extreme winds and direct, hot sunlight may be necessary.  Good air movement is also important.

  • After new growth appears, a light fertilizer may be applied. Keep granular fertilizers away from the plant crown and foliage to avoid burn injury. Use low rates of a slow release fertilizer.

  • Pinch back to refresh foliage after blooming.

  • Remove and discard foliage after a hard frost in fall.

  • In colder regions, apply another layer of mulch (1-2 inches) after the ground freezes in fall. Evergreen boughs (from Christmas trees) provide additional protection. Remove this mulch in the spring.

 

 

 

 

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